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New Acquisition: Pony Express Bible

Posted by on Jan 10, 2018 in Uncategorized | 6 comments

Pony Express Bible Donated Joe Nardone, the Master Historian of the Pony Express, generously donated to the Foundation an original “1858 RUSSELL, MAJORS & WADDELL” Bible.  These Bibles were ordered by the company in 1858 and should be called Alexander Majors Transportation Bible but have come to the be known as Pony Express Bibles in...

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Coming Up: Weird & Wacky Archives Crawl Oct. 7th

Posted by on Sep 22, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

The annual Archives Crawl is rapidly approaching! The State Library’s California History Room will be participating again with some “weird and wonderful collections” on display. In addition, scavenger hunt partipants will be entered into a drawing with a chance to win a Samsung Tab 4 Nook. Three Nooks will go to K-5 grade students, three...

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Alfred A. Hart Monument Unveiled by Mead B. Kibbey

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Uncategorized | 3 comments

One of Alfred A. Hart’s many breathtaking images held at the California State Library, Special Collections On Monday morning, August 21, Foundation Board Member Mead B. Kibbey dedicated a beautiful granite monument dedicated to pioneer photographer Alfred A. Hart. The ceremony took place before an appreciative audience at Sacramento’s Historic Old...

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Purchasing Books for the State Library in 1853

Posted by on Aug 8, 2017 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

By Gary F. Kurutz When California State Government was in its infancy, high level officials became involved in routine activities such as the purchase of books for the State Library. Recently, the Foundation acquired on behalf of the Library a beautifully printed warrant from the Comptroller’s Office for $260 dated March 14, 1853.… Read more...

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